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(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Alfons Biedermann | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Herbig ... Brigitte Spuck / Abahachi / H2O2 / Winnetouch (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Rick Kavanian ... Jens Maul / Schrotty / Pulle / Putzmann (Stimme) / Zeitungsvoiceover / Santa Maria-Ansager
Christian Tramitz ... Käpt'n Kork
Anja Kling Anja Kling ... Königin Metapha
Til Schweiger ... Rock Fertig Aus
Sky du Mont ... William der Letzte / Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Regulator Rogul
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Konsul Kanon
Reiner Schöne ... Senator Bean
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Berater von William
Siegfried Terpoorten ... Jim
Tim Wilde ... John
Herman van Ulzen Herman van Ulzen ... Senator Davis
Gerd Rigauer Gerd Rigauer ... Senator Terry
Heidrun Bartholomäus Heidrun Bartholomäus ... Senatorin Lea
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Storyline

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the Vulcannette Brigitte Spuck and the engineer Schrotty from the Surprise to the past in an experimental time machine to destroy the spaceship that human discovered in Area 51 in 2004 and avoid their technological knowledge in spacecrafts. She summons the trio and the taxi driver Rock Fertig Aus brings them to the meeting but Rogul attacks Earth. In the havoc, Kork, Spuck, Rock and Metapha travel to the past but they are hunted down by the evil Lord Jean Mau. Now the only hope for the human race depends on the success of their mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Schluss mit Eierschaukeln! (Enough with the ball-shaking!) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 July 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A zűrhajó See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,423,546 (Germany), 28 July 2004, Wide Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,457,401
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Company Credits

Production Co:

herbX Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When they tried to beam, they hop around three fields, a reference to the children's quiz 1, 2 oder 3 (1977). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie after they returned home a piece of confetti lands on the princess's cleavage. In the next shot this confetti is gone. See more »

Quotes

Senator Davis: [sees on the screen where the Surprise is] They are at the arse end of nowhere!
Senator Terry: [amused] Well, duh.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is an additional scene where the crewmen of the space ship are eating cheesecake and a surprising new member applies to join. See more »

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References Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »

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A German "Spaceballs" and more...

Yeah, so, I'm not German (though I do speak it)...

The humour is not inherently German (i.e. there is some!), but it is funny. Very, very funny. Bully started with "Der Schuh des Manitu", and that was a poor German ape of Blazing Saddles... but this is different. For a start the special effects make you wonder how Star Wars I-III managed to spend their significantly larger budget. They're good. There's something almost British about the comedic understatement and dead-pan delivery. A knowledge of colloquial German is useful though.

The "icon" of the movie, the gay trio of Kirk (Kork), Spock (Spuck) and the other one (it isn't clear which Star Trek character he's meant to be), is the weakest point of the flick, but fortunately it is a minor intrusion. There is plenty of wit, spoofing and entertainment besides. Til Schweiger is excellent - a German Bruce Willis, maybe? Perhaps, as an Auslander, I find this movie more endearing than I should, but I highly recommend it.

Mopsgeschwindigkeit!


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